Sunday, January 2, 2011

2010 Canning Inventory

With the year wrapped up, I can post all that I canned this year. Keeping track helps me know what I need to make more of and what I can skip in 2011.

11 quarts strawberry-lemonade concentrate
28 pints strawberry jam
9 pints strawberry-blueberry jam
10 pints pizza sauce
5 pints banana-strawberry jam
9 pints spiced peach jam
6 pints vanilla peach jam
10 pints peach plum jam
5 pints peach strawberry jam
14 pints zucchini salsa
6 pints hot El-Pato sauce
12 pints apricot-strawberry jam
9 quarts picante sauce
12 pints picante sauce
18 quarts mexican tomato sauce
5 quarts apple pear sauce
27 quarts applesauce
37 quarts pickles
8 pints lemon juice
10 half-pints lemon juice
21 quarts apple pie filling
5 quarts pinto beans
9 quarts turkey meat and broth

I canned many more beans in 2009. I found that I was using them almost as fast as I was canning them, though, so I forced myself to stop and get in the habit of cooking beans on a regular basis. In 2011, I plan to get about 20 quarts on the shelf and leave them there for needful meals, not for convenience. I also need to make more meals-in-a-jar. We depleted them when Polly was hospitalized last year. I have chili canning as I type this, for my first entry on the 2011 canning inventory. Several soups are on my to-do list for the coming weeks.

I *miss* having canned green beans. I was not able to make a bulk purchase at the farmer's market at all last year. Spring can't come fast enough! We do have a small number of strawberry based jams left, but they are almost gone. I used our last bag of frozen berries in smoothies last month. I should increase the strawberry jams by a batch or two.


  1. You got a lot done! I can lots of bnls, sknls chicken breast. I love having the soft, shredded chicken ready for quick meals. I have also started canning sausage and bacon. So far, it's working good.
    I would love to get your recipe for strawberry-lemonade concentrate. How does that work?
    Thanks, Penni

  2. Penni, I am looking forward to trying meat, but I haven't found a super sale to take advantage of yet. I have the recipe for the strawberry-lemonade concentrate up at one of my other blogs: It's super easy to make and so nice to have something on the shelf to make for a special drink. We almost always have water, so my Lambies really like it when they get this!

  3. Wow! I am in awe! I've been following your Feeding the Crew for a bit and hopped over here. Excellent work, thanks for inspiring!

  4. Thanks so much for your kind words, Angi!


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